Chamblee Impressed and Frustrated Upon Return

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2007 FrySCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Brandel Chamblee realized just how far the game of golf has evolved when he teed it up in Thursdays opening round of the Frys Electronics Open in Scottsdale, his first PGA TOUR event in three years since moving full-time to the booth in 2004.
 
These young kids are oozing with talent, said Chamblee, following his opening round 3-over-par 73 at Grayhawk Golf Club. It is a different type of golfer out here in that they hit it high, hard and very, very long. Some of the drives these guys hit today just blew me away.
 
A full-time GOLF CHANNEL analyst and Scottsdale resident, Chamblee is competing at the Frys Electronics Open this week on a sponsor exemption. While he did not post the score he wanted on Thursday, he is ready to do battle on Friday and attempt to move up the leaderboard.
 
I forgot what it feels like to be mad and frustrated for five hours, joked Chamblee after the round. I looked a little more like a golfer on the front nine when I started to hit some good shots and putts.
 
When asked by GOLF CHANNELs Iain Page if he would rather practice or go have a cold one, Chamblees response was simple: A cold one. My nerves definitely need a cold one.
 
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